Job Posting 77912

Abuse Counselling - Counsellor
Archway Community Services
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
Abbotsford
closed today (Mon, 6 Dec)
part time  •  $33.66 per hour

JOB POSTING 2021-64-04
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL

Abuse Counselling –

Counsellor

Wage: $33.66 per hour

 Part time - Full time 21-  35 hours per week

Permanent position – dependent on funding

Archway Community Services has been helping people since 1969.  We provide more than 90 programs and services to clients at every stage of life.  Our vision for the future is justice, opportunities, and equitable access for all.  We strive toward that goal by fostering community well-being and social justice through positive action and leadership.  Come help us help people.

JOB SUMMARY

This position provides Stop the Violence (STV) counselling for women who have experienced intimate partner violence and sexual abuse. It also included short term counselling support of Archway Community Services’ clients.  The position includes intake, assessment, individual service plans, individual and group counselling, brief and ongoing sessions, and provides clients with information about other relevant services.  The Counsellor assists clients in developing healthy coping skills, addressing trauma and working toward identified goals. 

Responsibilities

  • Provides either brief or ongoing counselling services.
  • Provides one-on-one counselling, group facilitation, in person or virtually, that may include psychoeducation, crisis support, and trauma counselling as is appropriate for the client(s).
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates support groups ensuring groups are appropriate and meet clinical standards and client needs.
  • Conducts phone screening and intake appointments both virtually and in person. 
  • Gathers information about the client, conducts assessments, identifies areas of concern. develops interpretive summaries and consults with client to create individualized service plans. 

 

Requirements and qualifications

Education and Certification:

  • Master’s degree in counselling psychology or related field.
  • Registered with professional regulatory body such as the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors or Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
  • Training in trauma and group counselling.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check.
  • Registered as a CVAP approved counsellor is an asset.

Experience:

  • 2 years’ experience providing counselling preferred
  • Or a combination of relevant sector experience and successful completion of hours for registration with the CCPA or BCACC

Knowledge and Skill Set

  • Excellent verbal, written, and active listening skills able to communicate effectively and respectfully with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Excellent group facilitation skills.
  • Working knowledge of group process.
  • Strong crisis de-escalation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of oppression and the feminist lens of violence against women.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong relationship buildings skills able to build rapport, establish trust, and set appropriate boundaries.
  • Strong documentation skills, able to produce accurate and factual case notes in a timely manner. 
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills able to prioritize competing priorities.
  • Able to work effectively independently and as a member of a team.
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant community resources.
  • Strong computer skills, able to use Microsoft Office365, and virtual meeting platforms including Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Regular ongoing clinical supervision provided.
  • Relevant training including trauma modalities offered.
  • This position includes flexible availability with some work in evenings to accommodate client schedules.
  • This position interacts with people in difficult situations.
  • This position requires in person service.  Social distancing must be followed, and appropriate PPE will be provided.

No phone calls please. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Your resume may also be forwarded to other Programs for their consideration for their job vacancies.  If you do not wish for your application to be shared with other Programs, please send an e-mail to with DO NOT FORWARD TO OTHER PROGRAMS, in the subject line of the e-mail and the job reference number to which you applied, in the body of the e-mail.

Archway's goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Equity and diversity are essential to excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

We invest in the mental health and wellbeing of our employees.

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